The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, on 1 April  2015, adopted recommendations on the processing of data in the context of employment. The recommendations to member states include increased transparency in the processing of employee data and rights for employees to have access to and to object to the use  of their personal data. Employers should only process personal data necessary for employment purposes. Medical and biometric data should be processed only under specific and strict conditions. Genetic data may not be processed even with the consent of the data subject. Employers should refrain from the use of technology designed to monitor employees – for instance, video surveillance.

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